Institutional Review Board

Informed Consent Form

Instructions for Completion

Consent forms should contain the basic elements, or additional elements, as appropriate, included in the Informed Consent section and follow the format outlined below:

Consent forms must provide space for the subject's signature, the date, and the signature of a witness, generally the member of the research staff obtaining the consent.

See Sample Consent Form.

Because children under the age of 18 may require simpler language than that provided in the sample consent form, a sample of the consent form for children can be found at Sample Child's Assent Form.

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